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Fabulous Fragrances: A Viva La Juicy Dupe!

13 Jul

Usually I’m not a big Bath and Body Works fan. I mean some of the scents are nice but I prefer getting a nice perfume that will last all day rather than a bunch of body sprays where the scent is gone in about 20 minutes. But I had a coupon for a free full sized body product with any 10 dollar purchase. And if you know me, you know I absolutely love coupons especially buy one get one free coupons. So here I am wandering around Bath and Body Works not really finding anything worth my 10 dollars when a sales lady hands me another coupon for a free C.O. Bigelow lipshine with any 10 dollar purchase. I’m thinking sweet another coupon! But then she tells me I can combine it with the coupon I already have! So I can get free lotion and lipgloss for the price of one body spray plus tax?! SCORE! I could not walk out of there empty handed. I was on a mission to find a scent a like. Enter Forever Sunshine. It’s Bath and Body Works newest scent and it’s also my new favorite Bath and Body Works scent. Bath and Body Works describes it as

“a fresh blend of golden apricot, pink peonies, and a hint of praline that captures the romance of warm days that linger into cool autumn. Experience this fragrance whenever you crave the essence of summer”

The apricot and berries make it fruity, light, and summery while the pralines tone down the sweetness of it and give it a nutty warmth. The scent is a little different and unique for me so it kinda had to grow on me, but I love it for summer nights and I think it’s going to transition really nicely into fall. Seriously the more I smell it, the more I love it. I have the triple moisture body cream on right now, and I keep sniffing my hands as I type this.

Like I said early, body sprays tend to not linger for very long. I’m really not one to go douse myself in body spray every 45 minutes so what I like to do is layer the fragrance. First thing I do when I get out of the shower is dry off and then put the body cream on. Then I get dressed and put on the body spray. The spray kinda clings to the body cream which helps it last longer. I’m probably going to go back and get the shower gel and the perfume so I can really smell like Forever Sunshine all day long. Or maybe if someone loves me, they’ll get it for my birthday =)

An interesting thing I found out when I was doing some research on Forever Sunshine is that it’s a pretty good dupe of Viva La Juicy. They both have notes of berries, gardenia, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline. I would say Viva La Juicy is a little sweeter smelling but they’re really similar scents.So if you were looking for Viva La Juicy on a budget or you really like the scent, I would suggest you go check out Forever Sunshine.

P.S. I always feel really cool when I put this on because it has sandalwood in it, and Serena from the Gossip Girls series had sandalwood in her perfume. Haha I’m a loser, but you know that you love me 😉

XOXO,

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The Cutest Brushes Ever

5 Jul

Anyone who knows me knows that as much as I love shopping, I do not like spending money. So anytime I can find good beauty products at a discount price, I’m a very happy camper. I was helping my brother shop for an outfit to wear to his friend’s 8th grade promotion when I came across these babies at Marshalls.

For 5 dollars, I could resist getting one a blush brush and an eyeshadow brush. I don’t care what anyone says you can never have too many eyeshadow brushes. Plus they were hot pink with little rhinestones! If I were born a brush, I would be an Essential Beauty brush.
I immediately took them home and gave them a very thorough washing. As great as their prices are, Marshalls isn’t exactly know for having the most hygienic shoppers. I know very well that those brushes have been opened up and felt on by more than one customer. These brushes are super soft. I love them. Compared to my ecoTools blush and eyeshadow brushes, these ones win hands down. I can’t wait to go back and get some more!

Peace Love & Lipgloss

First Thoughts: Formula 10.0.6

12 Jun

Now it’s time for my first review! Here at Four Foot Fab, we like to review using the Four F’s: Finance, Function, Flaws, Final Verdict.

To kick it off, I’m reviewing some products I purchased from Formula 10.0.6. And so far, mama likes. Formula 10.0.6 is a company owned by Bonne Bell that makes skincare products that cater to teens.

Finance:All of the Formula 10.0.6 products are either $5.99 or $6.99. The cleanser I bought was $5.99, and the moisturizer I bought was $6.99. I had a coupon for buy one get one half off, so my total came out to about 11 dollars, even better! Even without the coupon, these products were well worth it. They were cheaper than the Clearasil products that I was using before.

Function: The cleanser is definitely one of my favorite face washes. I’ve tried cleansers from Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Proactiv,and Burt’s Bees, but this is one of the few I’d recommend to a friend. It smells really yummy. The passionfruit and green tea combo does great things for my life. Out of all of the cleansers I’ve tried, this one does the best job of removing my makeup. It does a really good job of cleaning my face without drying it.
Unfortunately, the moisturizer is just okay. It does a decent job of moisturizing my skin, but it doesn’t live up to it’s mattifying claims at all. In fact, I think it makes my face oiler than normal. Not cool =( Don’t think I’ll be buying this one again.

Flaws: It was hard to find a flaw in my new favorite cleanser, but alas it has no acne fighting ingredients. As a long time sufferer of acne, this was a bummer but nothing a little acne fighting facial scrub can’t fix.
The moisturizer however, has numerous flaws. First, there is the fact that it doesn’t do what it says it’s going to do. I didn’t feel mattified at all. Second, it’s a little runny. If you don’t screw on the cap completely you’ll find yourself with wasted product. And lastly, it contains parabens. I don’t mind parabens myself, but I know some of you paraben free princesses out there will have a big problem with this.

Final Verdict: The cleanser is fabulous! Go out and try it. The moisturizer however, i’d pass on it. I’m definitely going to try more of their products. They’re inexpensive, they smell nice, and the packaging is super cute! You can check out rest of their products at .

Peace Love & Lipgloss